Girl With a Pearl Earring

How is the theme of Jealousy relevant to the story?

Which characters showed jealousy?

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Everyone it seems. The wife, Catharina, is jealous of Griet. Johannes is jealous of Pieter and vice versa. Van Ruijven is jealous of Vermeer, because he wants Griet for himself. Wasn't Griet's mother jealous of the Vermeers' wealth?